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What is the strongest OTC pain medicine to take?

What is the strongest OTC pain medicine to take?

None: There is no good answer. The choice of medication is dependent upon cause, type, severity of pain. I personally do not feel it is a good idea to take otc pain meds except for minor problems such as menstrual cramps and common mild headaches. If you are requiring frequent otc pain meds, find out what is wrong. ...Read more

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Don't know what to do. Take to many OTC pain relievers and my doctor won't listen. I have a venious stations condition that gets painful at times. I'm?

Don't know what to do. Take to many OTC pain relievers and my doctor won't listen. I have a venious stations condition that gets painful at times. I'm?

HealthTap Prime: Based on your short description, there's no way we can make a diagnosis or offer treatment. We don't have enough space here to even offer advice (400 characters only). Use HealthTap Prime or talk to a doctor who will listen to your medical & family history. If you've developed venous insufficiency, you may do well to go to a wound care clinic where compression wraps or Unna boots can be fitted. GL ...Read more

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Is it bad to take 2 different pain relievers together?

Is it bad to take 2 different pain relievers together?

Depends: You have to clarify what type of pain relievers are you talking about. Are you talking about opioids? Nsaids? Etc. Why are needing pain relievers? Where is the pain? Have your doctor check you. ...Read more

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Which over-the-counter pain relievers are safe to take simultaneously?

Acetaminophen+NSAID: 1st we need to make several assumptions, like not taking any other meds, no liver disease, no alcohol consumption, no heartburn/acid reflux, no kidney disease, etc. In such a situation, one can take acetaminophen + one anti-inflammatory of choice eg ibuprofen or naproxen. But never take 2 anti-inflammatories at same time. Be sure to tell your family doc everything you're taking including OTCs. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me how often should you take pain relievers in a given week?

Only if you need it: Why would you take pain relievers at all. If you have a problem causing pain, find out the cause and treat the cause and the pain will go away. Treating the pain with pain relievers will perpetuate the pain and never get better. ...Read more

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What can I do for headaches, because OTC pain relievers normally don't work? My headaches vary where they occur often.

What can I do for headaches, because OTC pain relievers normally don't work? My headaches vary where they occur often.

Seen a neurologist?: If you have chronic & / or severe headaches - evaluation by a neurologist could be beneficial. The neurologist can recommend a course of action. One possible treatment for headaches is acupuncture. Take care. ...Read more

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What kind of pain relievers are okay to take while having a glass of wine?

Depends: Depends on how big the glass is! i would check with your doctor before combining any pain medication with alcohol. What might be fine for one patient might be fatal for another patient. ...Read more

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Recently have wanted to take pain relievers just to take them even if not in pain. They don't alter state of mind or anything so what's up with this?

Recently have wanted to take pain relievers just to take them even if not in pain. They don't alter state of mind or anything so what's up with this?

Anxiety: We all suffer from some level of anxiety just from being alive and dealing with day to day responsibilities and problems. Opiate pain medications reduce the experience of stressfullness. They are also addictive so that if you do not have pain put them away and deal with your stress in a safer way; with exercise, happy events, meditation, relaxation, and more healthy ways to reward yourself. ...Read more

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Can I take pain relievers or aspirin for an ulcer?

Can I take pain relievers or aspirin for an ulcer?

Aspirin: Aspirin can make your ulcer worse. Take Prilosec and or Tums (calcium carbonate) if it is a gastric ulcer and that may not be enough. You should get a medical evaluatio. You would get better relief if you treated the ulcer appropriately. Good luck. ...Read more

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What pain relievers are safe to take during early pregnancy?

What pain relievers are safe to take during early pregnancy?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a : Good choice. Acupuncture is also very safe and can be efficacious for many types of pain. ...Read more

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What pain relievers and cold medicines are safe for pregnant women?

What pain relievers and cold medicines are safe for pregnant women?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Tylenol (acetaminophen) is your best bet. It's very safe, easy on your kidneys and the placenta. Keep hydrated, get extra rest. I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Can I take pain relievers with Zoloft (sertraline) and if so, which ones?

Yes/NO: NSAIDS like Ibuprofen are the most common anti inflammatory pain killers. There is a minor interaction betwen the NSAIDS and the SSRI's where in both increase the risk of bleeding. However, in normal adults, the risk is very low and we rarely see problems in spite of the fact that millions of patients take the combination. However, you need to check with your doctor make sure it is OK for you. ...Read more

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Can i take over-the-counter pain relievers if i'm using lidocaine ointment 5%?

Can i take over-the-counter pain relievers if i'm using lidocaine ointment 5%?

Yes: Other the counter pain relievers (i.e. Advil, tylenol, (acetaminophen) aleve, aspirin) are different classes of medications to local anesthetics (e.G lidocaine, benzocaine). So there will not be a reaction or overdose. I would however avoid any throat sprays that contain Benzocaine or cetacaine. Although the probability of a local anesthetic overdose is very small, why take the risk. ...Read more

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Can i while using lidocaine ointment take over-the-counter pain relievers without out causing more problems?

Can i while using lidocaine ointment take over-the-counter pain relievers without out causing more problems?

Lidocaine ointment: As long as you apply the ointment as prescribed and avoid other medications that contain similar types (caines) of local anesthetics it would be difficult to reach toxic blood levels of lidocaine. We often use a multimodal approach to pain control in order to maximize results and minimize side effects. Adding oral, non local anesthetic pain medications will help accomplish this. ...Read more

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16 year old girl... Recently have wanted to take pain relievers just to take them even if not in pain. What's up with this?

Addiction: Given the story you are displaying signs of an addict. This is a disease of the brain. There is a solution but that will start with stopping these medications or drugs. You can get some good help at treatment programs that offer education and classes to help you stay away from abusing these drugs. ...Read more

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My father is taking warfarin and wonders what pain relievers he can take for headache?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) : Tylenol, (acetaminophen) if his liver is ok. Aspirin, ibuprofen, Naproxen might be dangerous due to increased bleeding risk. Narcotics are safe too. ...Read more

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